California Wine Crush Drops From 2002

Published: 03/08/2004

SAN FRANCISCO - California vintners crushed 2.94 million tons of wine grapes from last year's harvest, down 5 percent from 2002, according to the California Department of Food and Agriculture. Red wine varieties accounted for the largest share of all grapes crushed at 1.64 million tons, down 10 percent from 2002, while white wine varieties totaled 1.3 million tons, up 1 percent.